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Archaeoleg a Hanes (BA)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae’r BA Archaeoleg a Hanes (gradd cydanrhydedd) yn rhoi’r cyfle i fyfyrwyr i astudio hanes ar lefel o addysg uwch gydag elfen ychwanegol o gloddiad arbrofol archeolegol.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

An Egyptian archaeological artefact

Trosolwg y cwrs

The BA in Archaeology and History gives students the opportunity to combining the study of History with the study of the human past from the earliest human origins through to the recent past. 

Many students find joint honours degrees both stimulating and rewarding as they observe both similarities and differences between the two subjects. Often there are complementary issues and perspectives and skills that link the subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research.  The degree provides the training necessary for students who wish to study Archaeology or History at postgraduate level, and a valuable range of intellectual and transferable skills for students who enter other professions.

Archaeology addresses big questions about the human past for much of which no written record is available. Archaeology at Cardiff University concentrates on the British Isles, Europe and the eastern Mediterranean. You will learn with staff who undertake exciting research on all periods from early human origins to the recent past. You will also benefit from our bespoke teaching and research laboratories, dedicated geophysical and surveying equipment and a range of sophisticated equipment for the analysis of artefacts.

History at Cardiff University enables you to learn about the very different worlds of people in the past and to better understand the present. It gives you an insight into the process of change from ancient Greece and Rome, through the medieval to the modern periods. You may study the history of societies in diverse parts of the globe, from India and China, through Germany and France, to Britain, Wales and Cardiff. Above all you will learn to 'do history' yourself, and will thus acquire the sorts of skills that employers prize. You will learn to think independently, and to analyse and assess a body of material, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and present your conclusions clearly.

The degree aims to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the material evidence for a wide range of periods and societies, and to cultivate intellectual skills such as the ability to assess evidence critically, to evaluate different interpretations of the evidence, to construct arguments on the basis of evidence, and to express opinions cogently in speech and in writing.  We deliver a degree which offers a challenging and diverse programme of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships within the School.

Côd UCASVV14
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn
Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arferThe School of History, Archaeology and Religion typically has 320 places available.
Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arferThe School of History, Archaeology and Religion typically receives 1800 applications.

Gofynion mynediad

BBC - BCC. Please note that General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted. 6 in HL History, Classics or Ancient History prefrable.  

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

DMM Humanties or Social Science. Any other BTEC subject if combined with an A-Level excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Achieve the IB Diploma with 655 in 3 HL subjects. 6 in HL History, Classics or Ancient History preferable

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd.

GCSE

Gradd C neu radd 4 mewn TGAU Iaith Saesneg.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 5.5 ym mhob is-sgil.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 90 ar y cyfan gyda sgôr o 17 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 17 ar gyfer gwrando, 18 ar gyfer darllen a 20 ar gyfer siarad.

PTE Academic

O leiaf 62 ar y cyfan gydag o leiaf 51 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: dau Ragoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod o leiaf.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or an accepted English Language equivalent

Dewis

As per Cardiff University admissions policy.  “Non-traditional” applicants (such as those returning to education via an Access course) might be interviewed for entry.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£9,000Dim

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£17,700Dim

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

You will need suitable clothing (e.g. waterproofs and suitable footwear) and sometimes accommodation (e.g. tent and sleeping bag) for field trips and fieldwork.  The University has funds available for students experiencing financial difficulties in purchasing this equipment.

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

This is a three-year degree programme of 360 credits, 120 credits in each year comprising core modules, which provide essential skills and training, and a wide variety of optional modules that allow you to tailor your degree to meet your interests. The course is structured so that you acquire in successive years the knowledge and skills required to become an independent researcher, equipped for high-level professional employment. 

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

In Year one, you take 60 credits of Archaeology modules and 60 credits of History modules.

The archaeology modules introduce you to the material evidence for the ancient Mediterranean societies of Egypt, Greece and Rome and the study of Britain from the Ice Age to the medieval period. 

All first-year History students take ‘History in Practice’ which introduces you to the different frameworks that underpin historical research and the many different ways of writing history, while providing training in the skills necessary to practice history at undergraduate level.

The Year Two archaeology fieldwork project is taken in the summer at the end of the first year, although it is credited to the Autumn Semester of Year Two.  This project is taught through four-weeks of student participation on archaeological excavations, field-surveys, museum curatorial projects or other post-excavation, laboratory-based activities.

Blwyddyn dau

In Year Two, you take 60 credits of Archaeology and 60 credits of History.

Year two Archaeology for joint honours students includes one 10 credit fieldwork project and 50 credits from a wide range of period, topic, or technique specific modules within Archaeology and Ancient History, allowing you a great deal of flexibility to follow the subjects you are most interested in.

The Year Three fieldwork project is taken in the summer at the end of the second year, although it is credited to the Autumn Semester of Year Three.  This project is taught through four-weeks of student participation on archaeological excavations, field-surveys, museum curatorial projects or other post-excavation, laboratory-based activities.  

In History, you may study past societies in diverse parts of the globe, including China, the United States, Russia, and Britain.  You will learn to think independently, assess the strengths and weaknesses of a body of historical evidence for yourself, and present your findings in clearly.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Archaeology Field and Practical Skills 1HS220320 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Now and Next: From Academia to Employment (30 Credits)HS000330 credydau
Now and Next: From Academia to Employment (20 Credits)HS000420 credydau
Approaches to HistoryHS170130 credydau
Exploring Historical DebateHS170230 credydau
Entangled Histories: Wales and the wider World,1714-1858HS170330 credydau
Hanes wedi ei Gyd-Weu: Cymru a’r Byd, 1714–1858HS170430 credydau
War, Peace and Diplomacy, c.900-c.1250HS170730 credydau
Heresy and Dissent, 1000-1450HS171030 credydau
Poverty and Relief in Medieval EuropeHS171430 credydau
Reformation and Revolution: Stuart Britain, 1603-1714HS172130 credydau
From Dreyfus to the National Front: France, 1898-2012HS174130 credydau
A Great Leap Forward China Transformed, 1840-presentHS175230 credydau
Europe between the two World WarsHS175330 credydau
The American RevolutionHS175430 credydau
From King Coal to Cool Cymru: Society and Culture in Wales, 1939-2000HS175630 credydau
Radicalism and the Common People, 1789-1880HS175830 credydau
Urban Visions, Rural Dreams: City and Country in Britain and the United States, 1850-2000HS176430 credydau
India and The Raj, 1857-1947HS176530 credydau
The Search for an Asian Modern: Japanese History from 1800 to the Post-War EraHS176830 credydau
Martyrs and Collaborators: Catholicism behind the Iron CurtainHS177230 credydau
Europe, East and West, 1945-1995HS177530 credydau
The Soviet Century: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1905-1991HS177630 credydau
Making Empires: Britain and the World, 1541-1714HS179330 credydau
The Archaeology of the Anglo-SaxonsHS220120 credydau
Geophysical SurveyingHS220220 credydau
Iron Age BritainHS230620 credydau
Post-Roman Celtic BritainHS234020 credydau
The History of Archaeological ThoughtHS234820 credydau
Aegean Bronze Age: Emergence to CollapseHS238720 credydau
Art and Archaeology of Classical GreeceHS238920 credydau
Pharaohs of the SunHS241020 credydau
BioarchaeologyHS243220 credydau
Evidence Based Preservation of OrganicsHS243920 credydau
Managing Metallic and Inorganic Cultural Heritage HS244020 credydau
Museums' Collections ManagementHS244120 credydau
Archaeology Independent StudyHS244220 credydau
Archaeological Illustration and PhotographyHS244620 credydau
Spatial Technologies and Geographical Information SystemsHS245120 credydau
Death and Burial in the Roman WorldHS430820 credydau
At Home with the Romans: Domestic Space and SocietyHS433920 credydau
Greek WarfareHS436620 credydau
Life in Ancient RomeHS437020 credydau

Blwyddyn tri

In Year Three, you choose a further 60 credits of Archaeology and 60 credits of History, which may include a dissertation on a topic of your choice in either Archaeology or History. 

Students who wish to take their final year dissertation in Archaeology must have taken the prerequisite Independent Archaeological Study in Year Two. 

Final year Archaeology for joint honours students includes one 10 credit fieldwork project and 50 credits from a wide range of period, topic, or technique specific modules within Archaeology and Ancient History, allowing students a great deal of flexibility to follow the subjects they are most interested in.

The Year Three fieldwork project is taken in the summer at the end of the second year, although it is credited to the Autumn Semester of Year Three.  This project is taught through four-weeks of student participation in archaeological excavations, field-surveys, museum curatorial projects or other post-excavation, laboratory-based activities.  

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Archaeology Field and Practical Skills 2HS220420 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
DissertationHS180130 credydau
The World of the Anglo-Saxons, c.500-c.1087HS180330 credydau
Sexuality and the Social Order in Medieval EuropeHS180430 credydau
The Military Orders, 1100-1320HS180530 credydau
Kingship: Image and Power, c.1000-1399HS181330 credydau
Deviants, Rebels and Witches in Early Modern Britain and IrelandHS182830 credydau
Germany's New Order in Europe, 1933-1945HS183230 credydau
Conflict, Coercion and Mass Mobilisation in Republican China 1911-1945HS183830 credydau
Fascism and Anti-Fascism in FranceHS184830 credydau
Race, Sex and Empire: Britain and India, 1765-1929HS185530 credydau
Wales, the English reform movement and the French Revolution of 1789HS185630 credydau
Glimpses of the Unfamiliar: Travellers to Japan from 1860 to the Post-War EraHS185830 credydau
Socialism, Society and Politics in Britain, 1880-1918HS186030 credydau
Remembering the Holocaust in Germany: Coming to Terms with the Past?HS186430 credydau
Class, Protest and Politics: South Wales, 1918-39HS186830 credydau
Health and Medicine in Early Modern BritainHS187530 credydau
Violence and Ideology in Inter-War Soviet RussiaHS188330 credydau
Czechoslovakia: The View from Central EuropeHS188430 credydau
From Hernando de Soto to the Seven Years' War: Accommodation, Violence and Networks in Native American HistoryHS188930 credydau
The Dangerous City? Urban Society and Culture, 1800-1914HS189630 credydau
The Arts in War and Peace: Culture and Politics in Britain, c.1930-1960HS189730 credydau
The Archaeology of the Anglo-SaxonsHS220120 credydau
Geophysical SurveyingHS220220 credydau
Iron Age BritainHS230620 credydau
Post-Roman Celtic BritainHS234020 credydau
Aegean Bronze Age: Emergence to CollapseHS238720 credydau
Art and Archaeology of Classical GreeceHS238920 credydau
Pharaohs of the SunHS241020 credydau
BioarchaeologyHS243220 credydau
Archaeology DissertationHS243540 credydau
Evidence Based Preservation of OrganicsHS243920 credydau
Managing Metallic and Inorganic Cultural Heritage HS244020 credydau
Museums' Collections ManagementHS244120 credydau
Archaeological Illustration and PhotographyHS244620 credydau
Spatial Technologies and Geographical Information SystemsHS245120 credydau
At Home with the Romans: Domestic Space and SocietyHS433920 credydau
Life in Ancient RomeHS437020 credydau
The War Against the Jews: Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Jewish ExperienceRT030830 credydau
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion enables you to develop in a high-quality learning environment, supported by a student-orientated approach to the acquisition of knowledge and skills.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, practicals, field trips, and one-to-one tutorials. You will also undertake independent study and research, with guidance from tutors.

Lectures provide an overview of the key concepts and frameworks for a topic, equipping you to carry out independent research for the seminars and to develop your own ideas.  Seminars provide an opportunity for you to explore the ideas outlined in the lecture in a small group environment.

Seminars usually consist of about 15 students and the seminar leader (a member of the teaching team). Seminars may take various formats, including plenary group discussion, small group work and student-led presentations. They offer a rewarding opportunity to engage critically with the key ideas and reading of a topic, and to explore areas of particular interest with an expert in the field.

Archaeological skills are promoted through practicals and fieldwork, including one-day site visits as well as extensive periods of excavation, laboratory analyses or museum-based study.  You will also undertake independent study and research, with guidance from tutors.

Welsh language teaching

The History side of the degree provides significant opportunities for learning and teaching through the medium of Welsh. Subject to staff availability, seminar teaching in Welsh is available on some or all of the major core courses, and at least one Welsh language option is offered in Years Two and Three. Welsh language supervision is also available for long essays (Exploring Historical Debate) and dissertations, and students may elect to write all or some of their assessed work and examinations in Welsh.

Blwyddyn 1

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

21%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

79%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 2

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

21%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

79%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 3

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

23%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

77%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

All modules make extensive use of Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Learning Central, where you can access course materials and links to related reading and online resources. In addition to the main University libraries, you will have access to the Sheila White Library, which contains additional copies of books on Greek and Roman history and culture.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor, who is able to advise you on academic and pastoral matters in a confidential and informal manner. Personal Tutors meet with you regularly to discuss progress and provide advice and guidance, and are available for consultation at other times as needed. Opportunities for you to reflect on your abilities and performance are made available through a structured programme of Personal Development Planning and through scheduled meetings with Personal Tutors.

Sut caf fy asesu?

Assessment

Modules are assessed by various methods, including coursework essays, written reports, source criticisms, critical reviews, examinations, class tests and oral presentations.

Coursework and examinations are used not only for assessment purposes but also as a means of developing your capacities to gather, organise, evaluate and deploy relevant information and ideas from a variety of sources in reasoned arguments.  Assessment, including coursework, exams, and oral presentations, will test the different skills you have learned. 

Progression is built into assessment, in that you will do smaller guided tasks in Year One, as well as formative essays in Years Two and Three. Progression is also evident in the growing emphasis on lengthier, independent work culminating in an optional 10,000-word dissertation in Year Three.  Final Year modules also demand deeper engagement with independent methods of working, together with greater demands on handling critically a larger number of bibliographical tasks and items.

The format of the assessed work for the second-year Independent Study is chosen by the student; possible formats include an extended essay, a piece of creative writing, sample pages from a book or magazine, a teachers’ pack, a film, or a reconstruction drawing or model.

Feedback

You will receive written feedback on all your coursework assessments, and oral feedback on assessed presentations and seminar work. You will also receive oral and written feedback from your supervisor on preparatory work and drafts for the Independent Study and Dissertation. Individual written feedback is provided for exams.

Dulliau asesu (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

33%

Arholiadau ymarferol

8%

Gwaith cwrs

58%

Blwyddyn 2

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

38%

Arholiadau ymarferol

4%

Gwaith cwrs

58%

Blwyddyn 3

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

38%

Arholiadau ymarferol

8%

Gwaith cwrs

55%

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

  • Intellectual skills - such as critical thinking, reasoning, assimilating and summarising complex information and ideas, analysing and evaluating evidence, critiquing interpretations or arguments, coping with uncertainty or incomplete data, constructing arguments based on evidence, and presenting them effectively in writing and in debate;
  • Employability skills - such as effective communication through written reports and oral presentations, contributing to group discussions, working independently and in teams, using IT resources effectively, and time management;
  • Enterprise skills - such as creativity (practised especially in the Independent Study project), problem-solving, initiative, and independent thinking;
  • Research skills - (developed especially in the Independent Study and Dissertation): defining a project, formulating research questions, locating relevant information, and presenting the results in an oral presentation and an extended written report;
  • Discipline-specific skills - analysing historical and archaeological problems, locating and using appropriate evidence and bibliographic resources, handling literary and archaeological material, analysing images,  and understanding the scholarly conventions used in relation to these types of evidence;
  • Practical archaeological skills - such as fieldwork skills, illustration, photography, surveying, geophysics, GIS, dating, scientific analysis of artefacts, bones, soils and plant remains, museum practice and public outreach.

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

Rhagolygon gyrfa

In 2015/16, 94% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.

We organise interactive workshops with the Careers Service to help students identify their skills and attributes. Our graduates find work in a wide range of related and non-related professional employment. Some choose to undertake postgraduate study at Cardiff or elsewhere, and some have become internationally reputed historians.

We believe in giving our graduates the best opportunities to find employment. We organise interactive workshops with the Careers Service to help students identify their skills and attributes and have our own, in-School Workplace Placements and employability officer. Some of our graduates enter professions which make direct use of their academic expertise. The majority however compete very successfully in a wide range of other fields.

Lleoliadau

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion has a dedicated Work Placements Officer who supports students with work experience opportunities both in and out of term time and careers advice.

We offer workplace experience to our students through our four-week, funded excavation, museum and heritage work placements at the end of the first and second year.

Students are also encouraged and financially supported to attend fieldwork placements abroad. Archaeology students are also encouraged to take advance of the Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) which provides summer placements for undergraduates in the University research environment. CUROP offers a stipend to support a student on a placement of up to eight weeks duration, working with supervision on staff-defined research projects. There are also opportunities to work with heritage industry professionals (e.g. Cadw) as part of fieldwork placements or the Heritage Communication module and to gain further experience in working with the public of all ages via a range of initiatives (e.g. the Guerilla Archaeology outreach group, the CAER heritage project and the Share With Schools scheme). Finally, there are weekly research seminars with international guest speakers, a student Archaeology Society and a range of other events (e.g. conferences, Bushcraft weekends).

Gwaith maes

The Years Two and Three fieldwork projects are taken in the summer preceding those academic years.  The Fieldwork projects are taught through four weeks of student participation on archaeological excavations, field-surveys, museum curatorial projects or other post-excavation, laboratory-based activities.

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